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From: Mike Ellsworth <younicycle(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: PostgreSQL - Hans-Jürgen Schönig <postgres(at)cybertec(dot)at>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Michael Kulovits <kulovits(at)emarsys(dot)com>
Subject: Re: shameless behavior of EDB ...
Date: 2011-05-12 10:32:48
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2011/5/12 PostgreSQL - Hans-Jürgen Schönig <postgres(at)cybertec(dot)at>:
> On May 12, 2011, at 11:40 AM, Dave Page wrote:
>
>> On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
>>> 2011/5/12 Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>:
>>>
>>>> It's a nice conspiracy theory I'll grant you, but really this is just
>>>> a simple miscommunication between the folks that put the map together
>>>> and the web guys.
>>>>
>>>> You'll have seen that there were 2 colours of dots on the map. The
>>>> green ones are a selection of our customers, and the orange ones are
>>>> known PostgreSQL users. The web guys mistakenly thought the map showed
>>>> just our customers and wrote the page accordingly. This has now been
>>>> fixed.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for brining this to our attention.
>>>
>>>
>>> So you've copied a customer list from another company's web site,
>>> placed that data on your own and then accidentally misrepresented what
>>> that means.
>>
>> I do not know that that is the case at all - I don't know where the
>> data came from.
>>
>
>
> i am not blaming you personally - don't get me wrong.
> i can tell you where it comes from: www.postgresql-support.de ... including typo from my side, including companies which don't even exist anymore ....
>
> @simon: in short, "yes" ...
>
>        hans

I won't comment on how the data was culled, but as a suggestion, on
this page (http://www.enterprisedb.com/pgsqlusermap) where you have a
youtube or other marketing material onclick, such as:
["Blue Tie",  43.0630250, -77.6420550, 1, function(event) {
window.open("http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcUu9YpC3go"); }],

then leave it in place, as they are obviously clients and exerted
effort creating a marketing vid/marketing material. They may even be
paying for that link, for all I know.

for others, just load:
["",  whatever, whatever, 0, null], -- so remove name & onclick.

Picking the orange/green png escapes me at the moment, but if there is
no material, then orange.

I think the vast majority of users could care less whether there is an
orange dot over their lat/long, especially since acquiring their name
would take effort.

-- 
Mike Ellsworth

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